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Home : Volunteer Lawyer Project : Eviction Defense Project

Eviction Defense Project

Legal Action of Wisconsin's Eviction Defense Project (EDP) is court-based, FREE legal aid for low-income tenants who are facing eviction. 


At the EDP, eligible clients can obtain FREE legal aid with their evictions, including:


• Brief legal advice

• Settlement assistance

• Document drafting

• Limited scope in-court representation


The EDP has locations in Milwaukee and Dane Counties:


Milwaukee EDP

Milwaukee County Court House

901 N. 9th St., Room 411

Volunteer Hours: 12:30PM-4:00PM

Mondays, Thursdays, and certain Wednesdays and Fridays

Call (414) 278-7722 for availability


Dane EDP

Dane County Courthouse

215 S. Hamilton St., 2nd Floor

Madison, WI  53703

Intake at L1007 / Law Library

Volunteer attorney shifts are available Tuesday mornings (8:15 a.m.  – 12 p.m.) or afternoons (1-4:30 p.m.)

Phone: (608) 256-3304

Email: hmw@legalaction.org

Fax: (608) 256-0510


EDP representation is limited in scope, meaning that volunteer attorneys are obligated only for their scheduled shift.  Unless the volunteer elects to take a case on for a longer term, there is no extended representation required and the representation will terminate at the close of the day. 


If you are interested in volunteering at EDP, please complete the registration form here.  A Legal Action staff member will be in touch soon.  (Housing law expert attorneys are onsite or available over the phone each afternoon to support volunteers.)